Scholarships for High School Seniors

College is right around the corner. Here are scholarships open to high school seniors who are off to college in the fall.

$1,000 September Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students, as well as adults looking to attend college in the next year. Applicant must complete a form to login or register for a free account.

Innovation in Education Scholarship
Sponsor: LaTutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school or college within the United States with at least 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a citizen of, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada. Applicant must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others and submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.

DDSRank Dental Scholarship
Sponsor: DDSRank
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 22, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college and graduate students who want to pursue a career as a dentist or dental hygienist.

Back to School Scholarship
Sponsor: Tutoring Club
Amount: $250
Closing Date: September 23, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades and living in the following areas of Texas: Alvin ISD, Clear Creek ISD, Deer Park ISD, Dickinson ISD, Friendswood ISD, Galveston ISD, Hitchcock ISD, LaPorte ISD, Pasadena ISD, Pearland ISD, or Texas City ISD. Applicant must submit an essay on what advice they would give their younger self to prepare them for the future.

Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program
Sponsor: SallieMae
Amount: $25,000
Closing Date: September 26, 2019
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia who are enrolled as a high school junior or senior and plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study after high school. Applicant must be nominated by a high school counselor, school official or community organization leader with personal knowledge of the student. Only the first 1,000 nominations will be accepted.

Questbridge Scholars
Sponsor: Questbridge
Amount: Full Tuition
Closing Date: September 26, 2019
Description: Program is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States. Applicant must have primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available, be in the top 5-10% of their graduating class, and have strong standardized test scores (if taken). Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. The program is only open for students considering one or more of Questbridge’s college partners (see website for details). Often finalists are first generation college students.

ADL Achievers Scholarship
Sponsor: Same Day Loans
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled full-time in high school or at least part-time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have at least a 2.8 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay, video or infographic on one of three given topics related to goals, dreams, or common problem during higher education.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or an international student with a valid visa. Applicant must log in to Niche or create a free account to apply for the scholarship.

Because College is Expensive Scholarship
Sponsor: Cedar Education Lending
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students, adults looking to head back to school, current college students, and anyone looking to attend college or graduate school within 12 months. Applicant must submit a short form.

Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship*
Sponsor: Cappex
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States who are/will be enrolled in college within the next 12 months. Applicant must create a Cappex profile (if they don’t have one already), share about their extracurricular activities, leadership, and volunteer activities, and then search Cappex for scholarships.

Courage to Grow Scholarship
Sponsor: Courage To Grow
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to juniors and seniors in high school and college students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicant must explain in 250 words or less why they believe they should be awarded the scholarship.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12 and current college or graduate school students. Applicant must complete a short form and share a 140-character statement explaining why they will not text and drive.

FACT Scholarship
Sponsor: Federation of American Consumers and Travelers (FACT)
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and incoming and current college students. Scholarship is only open to FACT members and their immediate family members.

Golden Door Scholars Program
Sponsor: Golden Door Scholars
Amount: Full tuition, room and board for a year-year degree at a Golden Door partner school. Students at other schools will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Closing Date: September 16, 2019  – extended to September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and recent high school graduates who are eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status). Applicants from states where DACA students must pay out-of-state tuition at public universities and community colleges will be given strong preference.

Huntley Wealth Care Scholarship
Sponsor: Huntley Wealth Insurance Services
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who have lost at least one parent and that parent either had no life insurance or were underinsured. Applicant must submit an article or video sharing their story about their loss and how it financially impacted their life.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 and 18 who have not yet entered college during the 2019-2020 academic year. This is the first deadline. Deadline II is January 6, 2020, and Deadline III is March 2, 2020.

Just Poetry Contest
Sponsor: American High School Poets
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

Make Your Mark Contest
Sponsor: my529
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Contest is open to Utah students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Contestant must submit a bookmark design.

Minuteman Scholarship
Sponsor: U.S. Army Reserve
Amount: 4 years of full tuition and fees
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who plan to participate in Army ROTC in college. Student should contact the Professor of Military Science or Recruiting Operations Officer at the Army ROTC program that serves their college or university.

Montem Health and Wellness Scholarship
Sponsor: Montem
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a high school, college, university, or trade school. Applicant must have a passion for a healthy lifestyle. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to a healthy lifestyle.

National CPR Foundation Healthcare and Education Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National CPR Foundation
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are at least 18 years of age and have a minimum GPA of 2.8. Applicant must be currently or planning to be enrolled in school majoring in a healthcare or education-related field.

No Sweat Scholarship
Sponsor: Cirkled In
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the United States or the District of Columbia. Applicant must create a free Cirkled in account.

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship
Sponsor: Odenza Marketing Group
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students between the ages of 16 and 25 who are citizens of the United States and have a GPA of at least 2.5. Applicant must submit an essay on a city of the applicant’s choice and an essay explaining why they believe they should win the scholarship.

OppU Achievers Scholarship
Sponsor: OppLoans
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who are graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate students with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to financial literacy.

R2C Scholarship
Sponsor: Return2College
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and legal residents who are starting a program of higher education (college or graduate school) within the next 12 months or are currently enrolled. Applicant must be 17 years of age or older (there is no maximum age limit). Applicant must share in three sentences of less why they are getting their degree.

School Survey Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Sweepstakes is open to current high school students, high school alumni who graduated within the last four years, and the parents of those students or alumni. Individual must take a survey on a United States high school.

Shout It Out Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

STEM Scholarship
Sponsor: NextStepU
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) major. Applicant must be 16-22 years old at the time of entry and be a registered user of NextStepU.com

Tagore Society of Houston Essay Contest
Sponsor: Tagore Society of Houston
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors attending school in the United States. Applicant must review a famous quote from Tagore and write an essay based on its relevance to current times and how it can help today’s society.

The $1,000 SuperCollege Scholarship
Sponsor: SuperCollege.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school seniors, college students, graduate school students and returning adult students who will enroll in a college or university. Applicant must fill out a short form.

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Winning Writers
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Contest is open to poets of all ages and from all nations. Contestant must submit one English poem only with a maximum of 250 lines.

Wiki Loves Monuments
Sponsor: Wikipedia Commons
Amount: Up to $400
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Program is open to all individuals worldwide. Individual must submit a photo of a U.S. historic site. Program will accept multiple photos.

Writer’s Square Essay Contest
Sponsor: Hakka Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to all enrolled students from first grade to college. Applicant must write an essay or a photograph on the theme “Greatness.”

Employment Boost Academic Scholarships
Sponsor: Employment Boost
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who have at least a 3.6 GPA. Scholarship is open to students worldwide, but student must be attending college in the U.S. In addition to the general scholarship, there is a scholarship open only to students studying in a Business or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. For the general scholarship, applicant must read and interpret a given poem. For the STEM scholarship, applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to technology.

Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair Scholarship
Sponsor: Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors planning to major in agriculture, veterinary medicine, or other fields of study. Applicant must be a resident of one of the following Florida counties: Duval, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Nassau, or St. Johns County.

Save a Life Scholarship
Sponsor: American Academy of CPR & First Aid, Inc.
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in, or applying to enroll within the next academic year, in a degree program in the fields of healthcare or education, at an accredited U.S. university.

Modern Myths Scholarship Slam
Sponsor: Power Poetry
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 3, 2019
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who 25 years old or younger and are current or former high school students who will attend or is attending a college within the United States or its territories. Applicant must submit a poem on a myth.

Create Real Impact Contest
Sponsor: Impact Teen Drivers
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: October 5, 2019
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years. Applicant must create an original work showcasing their idea for a solution or strategy to fix the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.

AES Engineering Scholarship
Sponsor: AES Engineering
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 6, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to a successful life. Scholarship is open to all majors.

Military Line Student Ethics Scholarship Award
Sponsor: Better Business Bureau Connecticut
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Connecticut residents who are high school students or adult learners and are in a military family, which includes being a dependent or spouse. Students and adult learners may apply as early as their junior year of high school or as late as the end of college freshman year.

Olin E. Teague Scholarship
Sponsor: National Space Club
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: October 11, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and plan to pursue careers in the aerospace fields.

YoungArts Competition
Sponsor: National YoungArts Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 11, 2019
Description: Competition is open to students in grades 10-12 who have talent in visual, literary, design or performing arts. There is a $35 application fee, but it can be waived if you meet requirements.

The Music Center Spotlight Program
Sponsor: The Music Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 14, 2019
Description: Program is open to Southern California high school students who have talent in Acting, Non-Classical Voice, Classical Voice, Non-Classical Dance, Ballet, Jazz Instrumental and Classical Instrumental. Applicant must submit an audition video. Each category will be limited to 400 applicants, so get your application in early!

AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarships
Sponsor: AmericanMuscle
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study.

AmericanTrucks Student Scholarships
Sponsor: AmericanTrucks
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled full-time in an accredited United States technical institute, secondary votech or tuition bearing apprenticeship program in he traditional building trades (e.g. carpentry, HVAC, electrical or related fields of study.

Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship
Sponsor: Branson Show Tickets
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States between the ages of 16 and 19, who are current students at any accredited educational institution or program of higher learning. High school students and homeschooled students who plan to enroll in college upon graduation are also encouraged to apply. Applicant must submit an essay on how a show inspired their dreams.

NSCA Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college students who are or will be pursuing careers in strength and conditioning. The foundation offers multiple scholarships.

Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Pretty Photoshop Actions
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students in the United States or Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Photoshop.

STEM Superheroes: Draw or Print a STEM Superhero to Inspire Younger Students
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are less likely to pursue STEM careers. You could win an easy scholarship by drawing an original superhero who uses STEM to make the world a better place! Use DoSomething’s template to create a poster for your schools’ classrooms. Your poster will (super) empower students to pursue STEM and you’ll be entered to win a scholarship.

Youth Awards
Sponsor: Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Award is open to Latino high school seniors who excel both inside and outside the classroom, who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are Permanent residents, DACA, U.S. Citizens, or eligible non-citizens. Applicants must be from the Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern California, Phoenix, or Washington, DC areas.

Lendedu Scholarship
Sponsor: Lendedu
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 18, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and full-time college students who are U.S. citizens with at least a 2.5 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to financial literacy.

$1,000 October Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to all high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal residents of the United States and international students with valid visas. Applicant must login or create an account with Niche.

Research & Education Division (RED) Video Contest
Sponsor: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 20, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in elementary school through graduate school. Contestant must submit a video on transportation infrastructure.

4-H Youth In Action Awards
Sponsor: 4-H
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: October 21, 2019
Description: Award is open to 4-H members/recent alums who are between the ages of 16 and 19 years of age.

Marching Band Scholarships
Sponsor: Music for All
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: October 27, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who participate in marching bank. Applicant must be nominated by the directors of bands performing at a Bands of America Regional, Super Regional, or Grand National Championship.

Crescent Electric College Scholarship
Sponsor: Crescent Electric Supply Company
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are at least 16 years of age. Applicant must submit an essay on how they think energy will change in the next 20 years and what the impact on our lives will be.

Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies
Sponsor: Evans Scholars Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have a strong caddie record and excellent academics. Applicant must have completed their junior year of high school with above a B average. Applicant must plan to attend an institution with an Evans Scholars Program (list of institutions available on website).

Bruce Fishkin Scholarship
Sponsor: Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students entering their senior year of high school in the fall of 2019 who are residents or attend high school in one of the following areas: Chicago, Illinois or the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Will, Illinois; Las Vegas, Nevada and suburbs of the area, or Fairfield, Greens Farms, Redding or Westport, Connecticut.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Sponsor: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school seniors attending school in the United States. Program recognizes students for their capacity to lead and service, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

DontPayFull Scholarship
Sponsor: DontPayFull
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States. Applicant must share a way they did not pay full price.

Fraternal Scholarship
Sponsor: Catholic Order of Foresters
Amount: $5,000 ($1,250 for four years)
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors who are members of the Catholic Order of Foresters.

George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest
Sponsor: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 1-12, including home-schooled students. Student must submit a piece of art on a given topic related to North American game birds or animals that may be legally hunted or trapped.

Kidguard for Education Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Kidguard for Education
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12. Applicant must submit an essay on parents, internet safety, bullying OR social media.

National Poetry Competition
Sponsor: The Poetry Society
Amount: Up to £5000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Competition is open to anyone aged 17 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome. Applicant must submit a previously unpublished single poem.

National Rice Month Scholarship
Sponsor: USA Rice
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in rice-growing states (Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas). Applicant must create a video about U.S. rice, National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to their state.

Share a Positive Poster to Cancel Bullying
Scholarship Amount: $7,000
Dates: October 31, 2019
Description: You could win up to $7,000 in scholarships by hanging a positive poster in your school to drown out bullying and spread good vibes. We’ll give you a template to print and post, so it’ll be super easy. Share your hung poster by October 31 and you’ll enter to win a $5,000 scholarship. If you share it by September 30, you’ll be entered to win an additional $2,000 scholarship for sharing early. You’ll cancel bullying in your school and automatically be entered to win!

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: Up to $30,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Program is open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions. Applicant must submit a 3-5 minute essay on this year’s theme; “What Makes America Great.”

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

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